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About thenameisgabe

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  1. Iatkos L2 and P5KPL-VM

    Link to KP image: http://imgur.com/a7Hhy
  2. Iatkos L2 and P5KPL-VM

    I trying to install Lion 7.2 onto a P5KPL-VM system. There is nothing out of the ordinary except for a 7800 GT Nvidia card. So far I've tried installing iatkos L2 with basic configuration and no extra kexts (with GraphicsEnabler). Upon reboot I get a KP but I can get through if I boot in safe mode. When I do that, I get full resolution on two monitors and the card is detected correctly. Installing without GraphicsEnabler gets me up and running with no KP but no video card detection. Here are my specs: Realtec ALC 662 audio [not working] Atheros L1 gigabit card [not working] 2.4 Ghz intel core 2 quad 7800 GT 256 MB [not detected] What I've tried: -EFI string for video card. [no detection] -NVEnabler kext [KP on bootup] -EFI string for ethernet [no detection] -atheros l1 kext for snow leo [no detection] I've been out of the scene for a while so I don't know all of the new methods, so if anyone has any clues or ideas it would be awesome. I'll put up a KP pic soon.
  3. Envy 13

    So i tried installing using another mac and the myHack installer. Booting with -x -v gets me a local APIC error. There seems to be something wrong with the ACPI kext. The bios has very limited settings so I'm a little lost. Has anyone checked out this topic for the mobility HD? http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=190586 Any thoughts on the local APIC error?
  4. Has anyone tried installing snow leo on this laptop? I don't see why there would be problems, except with the touchpad, which understandably sucks. ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 with 512MB onboard memory LAN 10/100/1000, WLAN (802.11a/g/n) and Bluetooth 2 x USB, 1 x HDMI, Headphone/ Mic I think I'm going to give it a shot later today.
  5. I got it to work, I'm in the process of updating the first post here to a mini guide.
  6. This is what he told me when I asked him: pontifex22 wrote: First I tried to install from a second working Leopart partion by calling the installer mpkg but that did not really work. Then I used a 8GB stick partitioned it GPT installed Chameleon 2 RC 3 on it and then copied the kexts and all into extra and then copied the snow retail onto it. You have to put the uuid of your stick into the boot.plist like this: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v -boot-uuid=3A05DDF3-806F-3DCC-87BA-93DAA776E05B</string> Then boot from the stick and install to a GPT paritioned drive. Then boot again via stick, but choose the snow drive. Also on first startup boot in 32 bit mode (-arch=i386 -legacy) After setting up your user, install chameleon to boot up without the stick (might be handy to have the installer also on the stick) Basically it's a modification of this: http://www.infinitemac.com/f57/guide-retai...for-g31m-t3672/ If you have not got a 8gb stick it also should work with booting up the retail disk via a prepaired chameleon stick Also DSDT is a must! cos our mainboard resets the CMOS without the CMOS dsdt fix.
  7. I did have Leo and only restarted about every week or so. I never noticed 100% load though, or any slowdown of any kind.
  8. I just received a PM saying that snow leo does work on the lanparty jr. Here is the link: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php...p;#entry1275069 I'll post a more details when i get my videocard back this weekend.
  9. Ok, here is what I did to get it to work. Lots of thanks to pontifex22 for the PM/Email help, most of this is thanks to him. What you need: 8GB Usb drive Another Mac Snow Leo DVD Preparing the Drive: Open disk utility and make two partitions, the first partition can be about 100mb, the second can be the rest of the drive. It should be formatted as GPT, both partitions HFS+ Restore the snow leo DVD into the second partition using the restore tool on disk utility. Now, install chameleon RC3 into the first partition. There is no official installer, so what I did was to install the RC2, and just copy over the file "boot" from the RC3 download into the root of the first partition. Download the fakesmc from netkas.org and add it to your Extensions folder in the first partition Download mkextool and create a new mkext based on your new extensions, replace the mkext in the Extra folder. Copy over DSDT.aml into the Extra folder (you can use the one attached, it has all of the fixes. You can also use your own if that makes you feel better. Copy over smbios.plist to the Extra folder, edit any necessary entries according to your memory speed and processor. Depending on your videocard, you may need to add your EFI string to the boot.plist Also, don't forget to add your GraphicsMode to the plist. The last thing you need to add to the plist is the UUID of your boot partition. In order to find it, right click on the second partition of your drive and click on information (from within disk utility), the Universal Identifier is what you want. Add an entry like this to your drive: <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>-v -boot-uuid=8CEA9C74-A353-309F-BB05-FE17C4AFCA13</string> Booting from USB Drive: Go into your bios and enable AHCI and disable jmicron (havn't gotten this to work). This means that there is no IDE support yet. Once the bios restarts again, press Esc multiple times until the boot menu appears, choose your USB drive. Boot the partition in which you restored the DVD and install to a GPT formatted drive. The installation will finish with an error, something about your disk not being able to be set as startup disk, ignore this. Restart again, pick your USB key as the boot device, but this time boot from the new drive with the following commands: -arch=i386 -legacy Once you do this, install chameleon into the actual drive and copy over the dsdt and the necessary kexts, as well as the plist. You should have sound working, and full resolution (if you set the graphics mode in boot.plist). Attached are some of the necessary files. STILL NOT WORKING: S3 Sleep (this was also an issue with leopard IDE Support (no matter what kext I try, I get a kernel panic on boot if IDE is enabled) Let me know if you guys need any help Archive.zip
  10. Did anyone get snow leopard running on this yet? -Gabe
  11. Wow, it seems that every couple of months all install procedures change drastically. I just got this board, trying to get OSX on it. I've done regular distros as well as boot 132 on two previous boards, but this one is stumping me. I'm trying MiniHack's BootThink method to install from a 10.5.6 DVD, but there are a couple of things i'm unclear about. Where do I get the DSDT.aml file? Also, what does it do? EDIT: Grabbed the DSDT from the sparseimage. Still curious as to what it does though.
  12. TCH, you're better off contacting Bing, as he had the same card as you and got it to work correctly. If I recall, he had to install from a 10.5.0 image and then update from there. Read the second to last page of this thread, he states all of the things he tried.
  13. What about the new ATI HD4850 ?

    So, what I'm getting from this is that I can run OSX at whatever resolution VESA supports even though the card is not supported. I just checked, and my bios does support 1680x1050x32. What about dual screens? -Gabe
  14. As far as I know, the GTX260 isnt supported yet, so I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Also, I would suggest following the boot-132 guides. I know for a fact that the mini-guide I posted a few pages back works. Kalyway is not the best option for this board (I couldn't get it to work). On a side note, what cpu coolers are you guys using? I can't seem to find a definitive selection. I need to replace my NT06-Lite as the backplate doesn't fit correctly. -Gabe
  15. Well, I'm glad you're happy. To see the root stuff, you need to enable hidden files. Google this and you should come up with a solution, there are terminal methods and also application methods (but of course the app methods are just the terminal methods with a gui). If i remember correctly, you can just browse to it by clicking on "Go to Folder" (or something like that) on one of the menus of the finder (Go maybe?). My memory fails me, as I'm not using OSX anymore. Switched to ArchLinux a couple of weeks ago.